Welcome to the Home Page of the Department of Philosophy at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. The Department combines award-winning teaching with excellence in research.
A major focal point is interdisciplinary research and teaching in two main areas: moral, social & political philosophy, and philosophy of mind, language, and knowledge. The Department has strong ties to the Centre on Values and Ethics and the Institute for Cognitive Science. Several members are also active researchers in history of philosophy. Learn more.
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Marvin Glass, long-time member of the Dept of Philosophy (1967 – 2005), passed away from the aftereffects of schleroderma on May 17th after a decade-long battle with the disease. Prof. Glass influenced thousands of students over the years in his courses on moral, political and religious issues, Marxism, and feminism. He was person of ironclad ... more
Jerry Tsui and Eli Shupe are both master’s students studying Philosophy at Carleton University. They explain why they chose this program, including how the skills they are attained are transferable to other things. ... more
The most recent number of the prestigious epistemology journal, Episteme, has papers by two graduates of Carleton’s MA programme in philosophy, Tim Kenyon (1993; now at University of Waterloo) and Kirk Michaelian (2003; now at Bilkent U). It is not often that two graduates of our programme publish in the same number of a journal. ... more
Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 Contract Instructor positions in the Department of Philosophy Carleton University The appointment of all Contract Instructors at Carleton University is subject to the provisions of Articles 15 – 18 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement. It can be located on the union website at www.4600.cupe.ca. Expressions of interest ... more
Current MA students Eli and Jerry talk about why they chose Carleton’s MA program in Philosophy: . http://youtu.be/a-b_F212mJA... more